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Fiction versus Function: The Persistence of ‘Representative Character’ in the Law of Diplomatic Immunity

in H. Langholtz & C. Stout, eds., The Psycholgy of Diplomacy (Praeger, 2004)

25 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2015  

Jeffrey K. Walker

St. John's University School of Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

A chapter in an edited cross-disciplinary volume on psychology and diplomacy, this work provides a study of the historical evolution of notions of diplomatic immunity from ancient times to the 20th century. The chapter discusses the major approaches taken over time to providing a theoretical basis for providing extensive protection for diplomats and their missions from the jurisdiction of local laws and courts.

Keywords: diplomatic immunity, extraterritoriality, functional immunity

JEL Classification: K33

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Walker, Jeffrey K., Fiction versus Function: The Persistence of ‘Representative Character’ in the Law of Diplomatic Immunity (2004). in H. Langholtz & C. Stout, eds., The Psycholgy of Diplomacy (Praeger, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2592202

Jeffrey Walker (Contact Author)

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